Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman for starting the idea of a weekly daybook. If you'd like to participate or read more daybook entries, go here. (It's fun!)
For Today, January 19, 2008
Outside My Window... the small rooftop is still covered by a blanket of snow. It is still dark outside.
I am thinking... about my husband and how proud I am that he is working hard on Ukulele Player Magazine and the opportunities that are happening. He has put so much effort toward creating an enjoyable magazine and I can see it is paying off.
I am thankful for...my family and the short visit I was able to have with my father this weekend. It was great to attend Mass together at Sacred Heart. I am thankful I don't live too far away from my family.
From the kitchen... A bowl of honey-nut flake cereal and some toast. Hot coffee with Pumpkin Spice creamer. Tonight I'll make Maple Apple Chicken with roasted new potatoes and salad. Or maybe chili. We have some seriously cold weather right now and chili would hit the spot!
I am wearing... a flannel nightgown and my usual emerald green robe with slippers. In my mind, I'm dressed to the nines! (heh)
I am creating... Nothing! Other than cooking, I've not had too much time to play yet with the program, "Digital Scrapbooking Artist." I need to do this soon, though, for the review. I received word a few days ago that the digital designer I help promote (by being on her creative team), is stepping back from digital scrapbook design and will be focusing on something else. Not sure wha that "else" will be but feel relieved. Because I was creating digital scrapbook pages so rarely, I felt that if I did anything, I had to use her products, which is part of the agreement when you're on someone's creative team. In exchange for free product from the designer, the team member is to design a minimum amount of pages each month and post them to three or four online galleries. If one is "on a roll," it's fairly simple. But if you're like me and juggling a bunch of activities, it can be a challenge to create even one page. Since I've not created anything in awhile, I'm expecting that I'll soon start back up, now free to use other designer kits without worrying if I'm fulfilling a creative team's requirement.
I am going...to rejoin the swim club. My 30-day membership was up on Friday. I realized how much I missed swimming. Although I am older now, there is just something about being in the water that makes me feel like a little kid again! Right now I'm still doing the breast stroke with most of my laps. I hope to move into doing freestyle more consistently, which is a better workout for me.
I am reading... Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer, and will be reading Kevin Trudeau's book, The Weight Loss Cure. (my father is a big believer in Kevin Trudeau's books and is living proof what eating healthy can do for one's body and spirit!)
I am hoping... to see Mickey's magazine take off so well that eventually, he'll be able to work on it full-time. I am also hoping that our new President will not enact FOCA and force many Catholic hospitals to make very difficult choices.
I am hearing...the soft hum of the heated air coming through the floor vent. And I'm listening to classical music: Mozart's Church Sonata No. 1 for 2 violins, bass, and organ in E flat major. (And now, Vivaldi - courtesy of Pandora's online music player!) Nothing like classical violin to easily coax the spirit to life in the early morning!
Around the house... are boxes from all the ukuleles Mickey has been receiving from various ukulele companies. Several will be given away to lucky winners who enter the contest. (If you're interested and want to help clear our home, go to Ukulele Player Magazine, download for free Issue 2 and go to page 25 for details.) Believe it or not, I'm starting to try to learn how to play the ukulele. They are pretty fun!
One of my favorite things... attending Mass with my father and Latin Mass in particular. Watching John Wayne movies. (As I did with my father on Saturday night.) Listening to classical music early in the morning.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: We're going to hear Victora Vox this Tuesday night. She is a gem! I feel that it won't be long until one of her songs makes it into mainstream. So far, I am just grooving to "The Bird Song." I love that song! We'll be getting to interview her for the magazine, which should be great fun. I can tell she's a happy soul and who doesn't love meeting happy souls? Thursday night, I get paid to eat. Yep! I was tapped from a research group to be a part of a group that will "taste test" something from Wendy's! It should be interesting to see what they're 'cooking up' next. Sometime I also hope to look at this digital scrapbooking program more closely.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... The snow from this past week. Yes, it has been COLD! I love looking at the snow on the ground early in the morning, though. It sparkles so beautifully in the moonlight. As long as the roads aren't icy, I'm okay. :-)